Hardly any college student would disagree: maintaining healthy eating habits on campus is no easy feat. With so many easily-accessed, not-so-nutritious distractions, choosing the foods that will best serve your nutritional needs can be quite a challenge. Whether it’s unlimited free pizza at a weekly club meeting, post-party late-night snacking, endless options at the dining hall buffet or two-for-one drinks at the local bar, most college students are constantly bombarded with a seemingly endless assortment of less than healthy food choices.
Not that you can’t or shouldn’t treat yourself to these things every once in a while, just that to maintain good overall health and avoid weight gain, it’s best not to make them a regular part of your routine. In other words, you’ll want to find balance between consistently practicing healthy eating habits (as well as a regular exercise routine) and taking delight in the less nutritious options you’re extremely likely to find both on and off campus.
The following 12 tips, all suggested by nutrition experts, are designed to help you do exactly that: find stability and equilibrium in your diet within a setting where curve balls are constantly headed your way.